We spoke to Andrew Claudio of the Nothing But Knicks Podcast by Gotham Sports Network about the Knicks and the NBA Draft. You can follow Andrew on Twitter @ClaudioGSN, and listen to his podcast at the LINK HERE. Here’s the Q&A:
Dylan Burd: Who do you want the Knicks to take at pick #9? Who do you think they will actually get?
Andrew Claudio: Wouldn’t hate either of the Bridges’s or Wendell Carter. Knicks need either a big man to compliment KP or a wing and they all fit the mold.
Dylan Burd: Do you anticipate the Knicks making any trades before or on draft day? Moving up? Moving down? Or just even getting rid of a piece like Courtney Lee?
Andrew Claudio: I don’t. Everybody is looking to clear cap space rather than lock it up. If Lee is traded, it’s for an expiring contract once free agency dies down.
Dylan Burd: How do you anticipate the Knicks operating in free agency?
Andrew Claudio: Very quietly. With KP out, Hardaway, Lee and Noah still under contract, it’s more likely that Mills and Perry have their sights set on next summer to spend money.
Dylan Burd: Are you a fan of the David Fizdale hire?
Andrew Claudio: Love it. Thought he caught a bad break in Memphis and is the correct culture change this team needed.
Dylan Burd: What do you think the Knicks starting lineup will look like on opening night of the 18-19 season?
Andrew Claudio: Kanter, Carter, Hardaway, Lee, Burke.